Homemade IED found in Falls County, ATF investigating

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives  and the Falls County Sheriff’s Office are investigating what appeared to be a home made improvised explosive device found Tuesday night under a bridge in rural Falls County.

Spokesperson Nicole Strong says an ATF agent joined the McLennan County Bomb Squad and Falls County deputies in responding to the location on FM 1963 about three miles south of Rosebud.

A statement released by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office says that on the bomb squad’s arrival the suspicious item was determined to indeed be an improvised explosive or incendiary device capable of inflicting serious bodily injury.

Strong says that at this point there are no suspects and that the device was rendered harmless by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office unit using a high pressure jet of water.

Initial reports indicated the device included some kind of liquid and shotgun shells.

There was no detonation, no injuries and no damage.

Investigators were on the scene until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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